Pastors and Church leaders need mentors and having a one in life and ministry isn’t something reserved for only church members or new ordained pastors, and it’s not something church leaders like me and you should avoid. Mentoring can be an ongoing, beneficial activity as long as you’re open to someone speaking into your life and ministry.
Every pastor needs a mentor. No matters what class or stage or anointed you are in your ministry, you need someone to speak into your life and coach you in your walk.
Many organizations use the mentoring process to make people better at what they do. In medicine, doctors mentor younger doctors. In music, musicians mentor other musicians. Why? It works. We learn best when we have people who can speak into our lives and ministry. The Book of (Proverbs 19:20) says, “Get all the advice you can and be wise the rest of your life.”
I have settled this in my heart, that I will always need a mentor and coach; no matter how old I get or how successful I become I will still needs someone to speak into my life. No one get to a point in life when he or she can say, “I’ve learned it all. I don’t need anybody else to help me.” This is a great regrettable mistake to make and the consequence is great to handle alone.
A mentor brings out the best in you in three major areas: your personal roles, your goals in life, and your soul. Mentors give us new perspective. They help us look at ourselves and our ministry from the outside we are blind of. The fact is we don’t always see what we’re doing outside of our own perspective. We see from our own limited focus. We need somebody else in our life to say, “Have you thought about…? What about this? What about that?” and so on …